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Anne Bubnic

Pupils 'must manage online risks' - 2 views

  • The five schools judged outstanding for online safety all used managed systems to help pupils become responsible users of technology.
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    Pupils given a greater degree of freedom to surf the internet at school are less vulnerable to online dangers in the long-term, inspectors say. "Managed" online systems were more successful than "locked" ones at safeguarding pupils' safety, they said. The inspectors' research was commissioned in response to a report by Dr Tanya Btron, which assessed the risks children faced when using the internet and video games.
Anne Bubnic

Why Schools Should Learn To Use Online Services Like Facebook & YouTube Rather Than Ban... - 2 views

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    It's no secret that we live in a world of moral panics -- where new technologies are feared by those who don't understand them, often leading to regulations that block their potential. For years now, a number of politicians have sought laws to ban social networks in schools, assuming that they are either bad or simply inappropriate for schools.
Anne Bubnic

What Kids Really Do Online (Despite What Parents Think) - 0 views

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    U.S. moms and dads estimate that their children spend only two hours a month on the internet, but kids say they actually spend 10 times more time - or 20 hours - according to a recent study, the first Norton Online Living Report by Symantec (via Marketing Charts). 41% of respondents age 13-17 say their parents have no idea what they do online, and only 33% of parents worldwide say they set parental controls and monitor their children's online activities.
Anne Bubnic

Parental Control Product Guide 2010 [pdf] - 1 views

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    Parental controls provide one or more of five main functions: content filtering; use restrictions; contact management; privacy protections; and monitoring. This guide provides helpful info for parents on controls for Internet, Mobile Phones, Gaming Consoles and Media Players.
Anne Bubnic

Twelve Steps To CyberSafety - 3 views

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    Here's a quick checklist to get you started on the road to Internet safety.
Anne Bubnic

Schools Left in the Dust on the Social Media Highway - 4 views

  • "Our computer use policy is extensive. The frame is this is how you will use the computers when you are here, you can't go on these sites and do these things while you're at school, but when they get out from school and start using computers of their own to do some of these things, then it becomes a little bit more clouded," he said.
  • The problem NEOLA faces is a lack of law to base policies on regarding student and staff use of Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc. In turn, there are no policies for district administrators to follow, leaving a gray area for disciplinary issues. State legislature was passed regarding bullying, so NEOLA set policies based on that, but in terms of writing policy on technology, direction is what NEOLA is lacking.
Anne Bubnic

Social Media and Digital Citizenship - 2 views

  • Content filters, policies and guideline aren’t the final answer. If we are to have our students become true citizens we need to it though teaching.
Raymond Lai

Pandora 6.0 Computer Monitoring Software Will Help Parents Teach And Enforce Cybersafet... - 1 views

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    Discussion between parents and children is the best way to create trust. But computer use especially by new users can not be expected to be "private" from their parents. Filtering has its place, but should be used to generate trust and not access blame or perjorative measures. Students will always find a way to circumvent filtering and internet restriction.

    What are you're opinions? Has anyone used PC Pandora 6?

    Ray
    http://www.google.com/profiles/Raymond.WM.Lai#buzz
Anne Bubnic

AASA :: Blocking the Future - 0 views

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    Will schools pro-actively model and teach the safe and appropriate use of these digital tools or will they reactively block them out and leave students and families to fend for themselves?
Anne Bubnic

November to educators: Let students use online social tools - 3 views

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    Blocking access to these tools in classrooms discourages student-centered learning, leading education technology consultant says
Anne Bubnic

What Does Internet Blocking Suggest to Students? - 0 views

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    This morning, a student sent me a link to an article describing the Internet crackdown occurring as official China has 'prepared' for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. "Looks like schools aren't the only place Facebook is blocked," read the text across my inbox.
JOSEPH SAVIRIMUTHU

OnlineFamily.Norton [Review] - 0 views

  • For years, Symantec has included a parental-control element in its Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 packages. It's so limited as to be nearly useless, so for years I've given it poor ratings. OnlineFamily.Norton is a huge improvement, on a par with the best existing parental-control programs. Now both suites offer it as an alternative to the old, lame Norton component. Users should definitely choose it instead. The new free offering is a strong contender, matching almost all the features of the top paid parental control systems.
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    Symantec's new OnlineFamily.Norton (free until 2010) emphasizes communication over control. Symantec gathered an Advisory Board of experts in education, parenting, and online safety to oversee the product's direction. The results are impressive.
Anne Bubnic

GetNetWise | Search Safely - 1 views

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    Learn how to turn on Google's SAFE SEARCH filtering.
kim tufts

Shifting from "Blocking" to "Watching" - 0 views

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    When schools first established on-ramps for the information superhighway, the common wisdom was that "filters would protect children as they use the Internet." I never bought into that myth. My position has always been that the best filtering software sits under the hardware that rides on top of the shoulders.
Anne Bubnic

How to Friend Mom, Dad, and the Boss on Facebook...Safely - 1 views

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    A helpful article on how to use Facebook. A good article to look at when explaining Facebook to students
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    Oh no! Your mom just joined Facebook and what's even worse, she wants to be your friend. More and more people are finding themselves in this situation today and unsure of what to do. Friending mom and dad, the boss, or other work colleagues opens up the details of your private life for the whole world to see - and you might not be entirely comfortable with that. What's to be done?
Anne Bubnic

Nat'l Parent-Teacher Organization Selects Symantec as Partner to Raise Awareness of Int... - 0 views

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    School Family Media, a leading resource for parent teacher groups in the United States, has selected Symantec, the world's leading Internet security company and maker of Norton, as its partner in keeping America's schoolchildren and their families safe online. . Through this partnership, Symantec will reach thousands of parent teacher organization (PTO) and parent teacher association (PTA) groups across the country to deliver educational messages and resources dedicated to raising awareness of Internet safety -- just in time for the new school year.
Anne Bubnic

How to Get Around Blocked Web Sites at School or Work - 0 views

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    How To Get Around Blocked Web Sites at School or Work: A Newbie Guide.. Site provides information on how to get around blocked filters at school.
Anne Bubnic

Unblock MySpace - 0 views

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    Here's how your students work around the system to unblock access to social networking sites at school.
Anne Bubnic

China to Limit Web Access During Olympic Games - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Since the Olympic Village press center opened Friday, reporters have been unable to access scores of Web pages — among them those that discuss Tibetan issues, Taiwanese independence, the violent crackdown on the protests in Tiananmen Square and the Web sites of Amnesty International, the BBC’s Chinese-language news, Radio Free Asia and several Hong Kong newspapers known for their freewheeling political discourse.
  • The restrictions, which closely resemble the blocks that China places on the Internet for its citizens, undermine sweeping claims by Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, that China had agreed to provide full Web access for foreign news media during the Games. Mr. Rogge has long argued that one of the main benefits of awarding the Games to Beijing was that the event would make China more open.
  • But a high-ranking Olympic committee official said Wednesday that the panel was aware that China would continue to censor Web sites carrying content that the Chinese propaganda authorities deemed harmful to national security and social stability.
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  • In its negotiations with the Chinese over Internet controls, the Olympic committee official said, the panel insisted only that China provide unregulated access to sites containing information useful to sports reporters covering athletic competitions, not to a broader array of sites that the Chinese and the Olympic committee negotiators determined had little relevance to sports.

    The official said he now believed that the Chinese defined their national security needs more broadly than the Olympic committee had anticipated, denying reporters access to some information they might need to cover the events and the host country fully. This week, foreign news media in China were unable to gain direct access to an Amnesty International report detailing what it called a deterioration in China’s human rights record in the prelude to the Games.

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    The International Olympic Committee failed to press China to allow fully unfettered access to the Internet for the thousands of journalists arriving here to cover the Olympics, despite promising repeatedly that the foreign news media could "report freely" during the Games, Olympic officials acknowledged Wednesday.
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